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POLICE WRAP UP SEARCH OF BONNY HILLS PROPERTY

Police have finished searching a property at Bonny Hills on the mid north coast, as part of the investigation into the disappearance of William Tyrell. Relatives of the couple who rent the property today described them as loving, beautiful people. Read More »

POLICE WRAP UP SEARCH OF BONNY HILLS PROPERTY

Police have completed their search of a mid north coast property, which was part of their investigation into the disappearance of William Tyrell. Officers removed the crime scene tape at around 9am, after forensic police and an excavation crew searched the semi-rural property at Bonny Hills yesterday. The home is rented by Bill and Margaret Spedding, who’ve lived on the north coast for only a few years. The couple has spoken to police and both were released without charge. Officers also raided a unit on the corner of Bold and Seymour Streets at Laurieton. Police seized a mattress, computer equipment and three cars, which will be forensically examined. It comes four months after the three-year-old went missing from his grandmother’s home at Kendall. Relatives of Mr Spedding have taken to social media to defend him, saying he wouldn’t hurt a ... Read More »

PROPERTIES TARGETED IN WILLIAM TYRELL SEARCH

After four long months, there’s been a major development in the case of missing three-year-old, William Tyrell, who disappeared from his grandmother’s home at Kendall on the Mid North Coast. Two properties in neighbouring communities have been forensically examined for clues, to the little boy’s whereabouts. Read More »

UPDATED: TWO PROPERTIES SEARCHED IN CONNECTION TO WILLIAM TYRELL

Police have confirmed a number of items have been seized from two mid north coast properties, as part of their investigation into the disappearance of William Tyrell. Forensic police and an excavation crew are searching a semi-rural property at Bonny Hills, which has been under police watch since yesterday. Officers have also searched a unit on the corner of Bold and Seymour Streets at Laurieton, where it’s believed they seized a mattress and computer equipment. The items will be forensically examined. Mid North Coast Superintendant Paul Fehon says a number of people have been spoken to, but no charges have been laid. It comes four months after the three-year-old went missing from his grandmother’s home at Kendall. We’ll bring you more details throughout the day. Read More »

POLICE HUNT FOUR MEN AFTER ARMED ROBBERY

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Police are searching for a group of men, involved in the armed robbery of a Willawarrin pharmacy this afternoon. Just before two o’clock, it’s believed the men threatened employees with a machete before fleeing the scene with money from a safe. The men were last seen in a dark blue Holden wagon with roof racks. Read More »

SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING ISSUED

The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for parts of the Mid North Coast, Upper Hunter and Northern Tablelands. It predicts some areas will receive large hailstones, damaging winds and heavy rain, with the possibility of flash flooding, over the next few hours. The State Emergency Service says people should move their cars undercover where possible, and avoid driving through flood waters.   Read More »

BOY INJURED AFTER FALLING FROM RIDE

A boy has escaped with minor injuries to his leg and pelvis, after falling three-metres from a carnival ride in Tuncurry last night. Mobile phone footage shows the 10-year-old slipped from the ‘Devils Dance’ ride at around 8 o’clock. He was taken to Manning Base Hospital. Workcover is investigating the incident. (VISION ONLY) Read More »

POLICE INVESTIGATE FATAL CRASH NEAR TAREE

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A Sydney man has died in a single-vehicle crash south of Taree overnight. The 49-year-old was travelling south along the Pacific Highway at Possum Brush at around 10:30 last night, when his car left the road on a right-hand bend. He careered through a fence and crashed into a tree. Emergency services arrived a short time later, but the man was pronounced dead at the scene. Police believe fatigue may have been a factor in the crash. Read More »

LYDIA SARKS HOPES TO ‘CRASH THE SUPER BOWL’

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The Super Bowl is one of the most watched sporting events in the world. And during this year’s game, a mid north coast face could grace American TV screens. Read More »

MORE DETAILS REVEALED ABOUT HIGHWAY FATAL

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Police have revealed the two people who were killed while driving along the Pacific Highway at Moorland, north of Taree yesterday, were a Queensland couple who were on their way home to Clontarf, near Brisbane. 54-year-old Sharon Thorogood and 59-year-old Vincent Thorogood died when their car ran off the highway, crashing into the barrier on the side of the road, before flipping and landing on its roof. “We understand they were travelling from Sydney back to Queensland and obviously this area is about four hours into that trip, which is that fatigue zone.” Police say the incident is a tragic reminder to take regular breaks while travelling these holidays. (AUDIO IN PARTS) Read More »

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